Little is known about the role aside from the fact that it was reassigned to Li after scheduling conflicts forced Fan to depart the project, but it is known that she will join a cast that includes Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, and Jessica McNamee, giving the Chinese star yet another high-profile opportunity to work with big-name Western actors.
Drawing from the novel of the same name, Meg works from a script by James Vanderbilt to tell the story of Jonas Taylor, a deep-sea diver who encounters the titular monster and lives to tell about it:
Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he’s never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.
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